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Mikuláš Bek

Musicologist, rector of Masaryk University.

During his visit to Brno in September 2013 the President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman expressed his interest to speak to the students of economics at Masaryk University. Mikulas Bek did not permit this due to the impending parliamentary elections. When, on 18 October 2016, the President and other government officials issued a statement reassuring the representatives of the People’s Republic of China that the meeting of Daniel Herman the Minister of Culture and the Dalai Lama was not an official but a personal action of the Minister, Mr Bek had the Tibetan flag raised on the building of the Rector’s Office of Masaryk University.